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Baldwin Wallace Baseball Team Sweeps OAC Rival Capital in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team swept an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader against rival Capital University today (Monday, April 14, 2008) at Clowson Field in Columbus.  BW won the first game, 5-3, and the nightcap, 5-4 in 10 innings 

With its sweep, the Yellow Jackets 14-10-1 overall and 6-4 in the OAC. With its losses, Capital dropped to 6-18 overall and 0-10in the OAC.
 
In the first game, BW scored one run in the first, another in the second, then Capital plated one in the second, then BW put two runs on the board in the third and another run in the seventh to take a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh where Capital could only score two runs and BW went on for the 5-3 win.

At the plate, BW was led by junior first baseman Riley Kreisher (Ashtabula/Edgewood) who was two-for-four with a double, two runs-batted-in and two runs scored.  In addition senior shortstop Nick Radca (Amherst/Steele) was two-for-four with a run scored, junior catcher Matt Bolte (Jupiter, Fla./William T. Dwyer) was two-for-three with a RBI and a run scored and senior second baseman Nate Luken (Dayton/Chaminade-Julienne) was two-for-three with a RBI.
 
On the mound, Yellow Jacket sophomore Scott Luthman (Celina/Celina) gave up three runs on seven hits, while striking out four Crusader batters and allowed three bases-on-balls to improve to 4-0 overall.
 
In the second game, with the game tied at 4-4 in the 10 inning, sophomore lrightfielder Ben Stoper (Medina/Senior) hit a two-out RBI single to score senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/Norwayne) for the game-winning run.

Radca led the Yellow Jackets going, three-for-four with two RBI.  In addition, Slater was two-for-five with two runs scored, junior centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington) was two-for-six with two runs scored and a RBI, and Kreisher and Bolte were each two-for-four.

Sophomore Justin Novak (Strongsville) pitched nine innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out two and walking two to pick-up the win and improve his record to 2-2.  Sophomore Cory Hanawalt (Doylestown/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) pitched the 10th inning and picked-up his first save of the season.
 
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on tomorrow (Tuesday, April 15) when they travel to Alliance, Ohio for a 1:00 p.m. OAC doubleheader with Mount Union College.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX machine at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at kruple@bw.edu.  To contact Head Coach Bob Fisher, please call him at 440-826-2182 or e-mail him at rfisher@bw.edu. You can get all of the latest BW athletics information by visiting our Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics.

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